I recently received some reviews of the performances of my work Invocation that took place with JAM in Scotland last month. Though I was hoping for, perhaps, some more national newspapers (both in Scotland and the UK) to cover the events, I was nevertheless happy with the positive comments about the piece. The St Andrews Citizen referred to the work as ‘evocative and vivid in [it’s] imagery’ and the equally august publication the Dundee Courier stated that ‘Phillip Cooke’s Invocation – a beautiful secular work which was a rhapsody’. The website Sound Scotland was kind to call me ‘a contemporary master of the new imagining of traditional music’. I was, however, most happy with some feedback from a 10 year old audience member who said the piece was ‘like heaven in a way’ – very high praise indeed!